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Main Title Measurement of the Exposure of Workers to Pesticides.
Author Durham, William F. ; Wolfe., Homer R. ;
CORP Author Communicable Disease Center, Atlanta, Ga.
Year Published 1962
Stock Number PB-276 892
Additional Subjects Hazardous materials ; Pesticides ; Industrial hygiene ; Measurement ; Exposure ; Tables(Data) ; Respiratory system ; Skin(Anatomy) ; Industrial atmospheres ; Sampling ; Methodology ; Toxicity ; Monitors ; Toxic hazards ; Reprints ; Toxic substances ; Occupational safety and health ; Environmental health ; Air sampling
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB-276 892 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 06/23/1988
Collation 17p
There is not a single pesticide for which the interrelationships between occupational exposure by different routes, the fate of the compound in the human body, and its clinical effects are all adequately known. Results of the direct measurement of exposure to pesticides may be used in evaluating the relative hazard of different routes of exposure, different operational procedures, and different protective devices. Results of the indirect measurement of exposure may be of use for the same purpose; in addition, these indirect measures may be used in relating exposures under observed conditions to clinical effects. This paper describes and evaluates detailed procedures for the use of air samples, pads, and washes in the direct measurement of the dermal and respiratory exposure of workers to pesticides. Good methods are not available for measuring oral exposure. Any measure of the absorption, storage, physiological effect, or excretion of a compound constitutes an indirect indication of exposure to it.